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Community Mourns a Hero

posted: Oct 6, 2009 2:13 pm | Comments (3)

newsklaver.jpgThe brother of a fallen soldier said at a memorial service Tuesday that his family would “love and comfort” the New Haven woman who was to have been the soldier’s wife.

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Vernitta Lee

posted: Oct 5, 2009 3:23 pm | Comments (0)

100509_vernittaLee.jpgVernitta Louise Lee, 56 of New Haven went home to be with the Lord September 29, 2009.  Vernitta was born September 13, 1953 in New Haven, CT to the late Ruben, Sr. and Sara Lee.  She leaves to cherish her memory; sons, Earl Staton, II, Shannon Lee, Travis Lee all of New Haven; daughters, Tamara Lee of Deep River; brothers, Marvin Lee of Houston, TX; sisters, Martha Lee, Shirley Lee, both of New Haven; 1 grandchild, ShiQuhan Staton and a host of other relatives and friends.  She was predeceased by her brothers, Ruben Jr, Robert, Raymond Lee and sister, Gloria Jean Lee McKoy. A celebration of her life will take place Tuesday at 11 AM at the Howard K. Hill Funeral Services 1287 Chapel St. New Haven, CT 06511.  Friends may call Tuesday from 9-11:00 AM at the funeral home.  Interment will take place at Hamden Plains Cemetery, Hamden, CT.  To leave a message of comfort for the Lee family, please visit www.hkhfuneralservices.com.

Etta Mae Allen

posted: Oct 1, 2009 3:31 pm | Comments (0)

100109_EttaAllen_1.jpgEtta Mae Allen, 90, of New Haven, departed this life September 26, 2009. She was the widow of George Thomas Allen, Jr.
Born in Hawkinsville, GA, July 24, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Lucious and Martha McBurrows.
Prior to retiring, she was employed for 20 years at the V.A. Medical Center as a Dietary Aide and was also a member at St. Matthew’s UFWB Church.
She leaves to cherish her memory, a son, John Thomas Allen; daughters, Mary Ann Curtis and Jeannette Coe (Robert); a special niece “daughter”, Margaret Maynard; twelve grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren; nine great-great grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Betty Jean Grant; brothers, Herman, Archie and Clem McBurrows; and sisters, Essie Vason and Amanda Wilson.
A celebration of Mrs. Allen’s life and legacy will be held Saturday, October 3, 2009, at 9:00 A.M. at St. Matthew’s UFWB Church, 400 Dixwell Ave., New Haven. Viewing and visitation will be held at the church from 8:00-9:00 A.M. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Professional services entrusted to Curvin K. Council Funeral Home, 128 Dwight St., New Haven. Online guestbook available at HYPERLINK “http://www.curvinkcouncil.com/” o “http://www.curvinkcouncil.com/” www.curvinkcouncil.com

Alma Arnetta Thorpe

posted: Sep 30, 2009 9:05 am | Comments (1)

Alma%20Thorpe.jpgAlma Arnetta Thorpe, 73 of New Haven went home to be with the Lord on September 27, 2009. Alma was born March 5, 1936 in Fredericksburg, VA to the late James Ferguson and Alma Wormley. Alma was a former Eastern Star, President of Constance Motley Baker Senior Building and was employed at the Dichello Distributors for 25 years until her retirement in 2001. She leaves to cherish her memory; sons, Kelvin T. Thorpe and Kenneth L. Thorpe (Claudette) of New Haven; daughters, Phyllis T. Gregory of East Orange, NJ, Ramona A. McDowell of New Haven; brothers, Charles J. Ferguson (Dorothy) of New Haven, Carl L. Ferguson of Fredericksburg, VA, Lewis D. Ferguson (Emily) of Fredericksburg, VA; sisters, Cora A. Ferguson, Janice L. Turner both of Fredericksburg, VA, Brenda E. Jeter (William) of New Haven and Barbara A. Bates (Nilion) of Fredericksburg, VA and a host of many relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Carl Thorpe; daughter, Robin E. Thorpe; brothers, James, William, Welford, Leon Ferguson; sisters, Lorraine Anderson, Juliette Owens and Sharon Ferguson. A celebration of her life will take place Saturday October 3, 2009 at 9AM at Bethel AME Church 255 Goffe St New Haven with Interment following the service at Beaverdale Memorial Park. Friends may call Friday October 2, 2009 from 6-8:00 PM at the Howard K. Hill Funeral Services 1287 Chapel St. New Haven, CT 06511. To leave a message of comfort for the Thorpe family, please visit www.hkhfuneralservices.com.

Zanette Lewis

posted: Sep 30, 2009 8:57 am | Comments (1)

Zannette%20Lewis%207-19-1946-9-25-2009.jpgZannette Eloise Lewis, aged 63 years, of Hamden, Connecticut, departed this life on September 25, 2009. Zannette was born July 19, 1946 in Richmond, Virginia to her loving parents, Gladys Elizabeth Lewis of Richmond, Virginia and the late Otto Ellis Lewis. She is survived by her mother, her loving son and granddaughter, Tchad Jemahl Moore and Sofiya Jess Z’Oya Moore of Silver Spring, Maryland, as well as her brother Otto Ellis Lewis, Jr. of Silver Spring and her sister Sandra Elizabeth Lewis of Los Angeles. “Z”, as she was known by many in the community, was an active member of many organizations, to which she willingly gave her talents, her strength, and her life. Some of the organizations that benefited most from her service include the New Haven Chapter of Links, Inc., the Arts Council of Greater New Haven, the New Haven Historical Society, the National Council of Negro Women, the Astrological Society of Connecticut, and the Yale University Peabody Museum. Z worked at the Connecticut State Department of Higher Education as the New Haven Coordinator of the GEAR UP Project. As Coordinator, she helped increase the number of low-income students prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education. Zannette has been a source of wisdom and a force of goodness for the many communities she has willingly served over the years of her too-short life. She will leave a lasting impression for many years to come. A celebration of Zannette’s life will be held Wednesday September 30, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at the Episcopal Church of St. Paul and St. James, corner of Chapel Street and Olive Street. Friends may call Wednesday at the church from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Services by Howard K. Hill Funeral Services of 1287 Chapel Street, New Haven, Connecticut. A reflection of life memorial service will take place Wednesday September 30, 2009 at 6:00 PM at the church. To leave a message of comfort for the Lewis family, please visit www.hkhfuneralservices.com. The family asks that those wishing to make donations in Zannette’s memory do so to the Arts Council of Greater New Haven.

Etta Harris

posted: Sep 23, 2009 12:36 pm | Comments (1)

092309_EttaHarris.jpgEtta Virginia Harris, 69 of New Haven went home to be with the Lord September 20, 2009. Etta was born July 31, 1940 in Warren County, NC to the late Kemp Boyd and Lula Hargrove. She leaves to cherish her memory; sons, Joseph Harris, Jr. and David Armstrong; daughters, Alma Hargrove, Faye Hargrove, Joyce (Marvin) Mabery, Frances Harris all of New Haven; brothers, Clint Hargrove of Henderson, NC; sisters, Sarah McIver of New Haven, Luna Williams of Richmond, VA, Molly Hargrove of Atlanta, GA, Linda Burton of Raleigh, NC, Ella Devreaux of Philadelphia, PA; 18 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren; lifelong companion, David Armstrong, Sr. and a host of relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Harris, Sr., brothers, Wendell, Herman, Boyd, Jr. and William Hargrove. A celebration of her life will take place Friday September 25, 2009 at 11:00 AM at Shekinah Glory Apostolic Church, 715 Dixwell Ave New Haven, CT 06511. Friends may call Friday at the church from 9-11:00 AM. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Services by Howard K. Hill Funeral Services 1287 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06511. To leave a message of comfort for the Harris family, please visit www.hkhfuneralservices.com.

Jaime E. Figueroa

posted: Sep 21, 2009 12:50 pm | Comments (0)

092109_figueroa1.jpgJaime E. Figueroa (Don Jimmy) born to Angelina Figueroa on November 27, 1928 died on Saturday, September 12, 2009 at the Jewish Home for the Aged. Resident of 130 Sylvan Ave., New Haven, CT and Veteran of the Korean War he served in the Army as an Infantrymen from 1954-1962. He is survived by his wife of 40 years Catalina Figueroa and his children Luz Figueroa, Migdalia Figueroa , Jaime E. Figueroa Jr., Angelina Gonzalez (Guido), Lizette Cortes (Hector). Three stepchildren, Twenty five grandchildren, Eleven great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Calling hours will be held TODAY Wednesday September 16, 2009 from 4-7:00 PM at Howard K. Hill Funeral Services 1287 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06511. Interment will take place Thursday, September 17, 2009 with Military Honors at Middletown State Veterans’ Cemetery in Middletown, CT. To leave a message of comfort for the Figueroa family, please visit www.hkhfuneralservices.com.

Theresa Bethea

posted: Sep 16, 2009 9:44 am | Comments (1)

Theresa%20Bethea%202.jpgTheresa D. Bethea, 40, of New Haven, departed this life September 11, 2009.
Born in New Haven, CT, November 12, 1968, she was the daughter of Theodis and Corine Bethea of Latta, SC.
She was employed by AT&T as a Customer Service Representative.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by a brother, Darryl M. Bethea of Las Vegas, NV.
Funeral service will be held Saturday, September 19, 2009, at 11:00 A.M. at Curvin K. Council Funeral Home, 128 Dwight St., New Haven. Friends may call Friday from 6:00-8:00 P.M. Burial will be private. Online guestbook available at www.curvinkcouncil.com

Theodore Lucas

posted: Sep 10, 2009 10:25 am | Comments (0)

091009_TheodoreLucas.jpgAfter 74 years, Theodore Roosevelt Lucas went home to the Lord Sunday, September 6, 2009. He was the son of his late parents, Tony and Beulah Lucas. He is survived by his wife, Genevieve Lucas of Sanford, NC. While Theodore and family relocated from Olivia, NC they resided in Hamden, CT most of his life. He became a New Haven Police Department police officer then advanced to become a well-respected CT State Trooper, from which he retired after 20 years of public service. Among family, he leaves behind his son, Richard Lucas of West Haven, CT, his daughter, Cheryl Smith of Hamden, CT; 6 grandchildren, Tamara Lucas and Latia Smith Dunlap both of NC, Joelle Smith, David Lucas, Jovar Smith and Ronnie Smith all of Hamden, CT and 3 great-grand children. Services for Theodore R. Lucas will be held at Love Grove AME Zion Church, 796 Love Grove Church Rd, Sanford, NC 27332 and will be followed by an Interment at Lee Memorial Gardens 2600 Hawkins Ave, Sanford, NC 27330. Services by the Howard K. Hill Funeral Services 1287 Chapel Street New Haven, CT 06511. To leave a message of comfort for the Lucas family, please visit www.hkhfuneralservices.com.

Tamika Streater

posted: Sep 10, 2009 10:14 am | Comments (0)

091009_TamikaKStreater.jpgTamika Kenyatta Streater, 35 of New Haven, CT entered into rest at Yale New Haven Hospital Wednesday September 2, 2009. Born in New Haven July 30, 1974. Daughter of Ronnie L. Maebry, Sr. and Mildred Streater Maebry of New Haven, CT. She is survived by 4 daughters, Raeshica S. Streater, Brandi Marks, Lynesha Patterson, Samonie Patterson; son, Mekhi Wiggins; Sister, Kimberly Streater; Brothers, Bryant Gibson, III, Ronnie L. Maebry, Jr., Jermaine Maebry, Thomas L. Harris, Johnny Harris all of New Haven; Aunts, Tonya Walker of Boston, MA, Katherine Edwards, Darlene Streater, Ethel Gray of Waterbury, Crystal Maebry of New Haven; Uncle, Searle Maebry; Maternal Grandparents, Grace Streater-Chambers of New Haven, Wilbert Streater of New London and a host of many relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her father, Thomas Kinsey Ford and paternal grandparents, Rembert Ford and Dolores Kinsey Ford. A celebration of her life will take place Thursday September 10, 2009 at 11 AM at St. Matthews UFW Baptist Church 400 Dixwell Av, New Haven. Friends may call Thursday at the church from 9-11 AM. Interment will be in Beaverdale Memorial Park, New Haven. Services by The Howard K. Hill Funeral Services 1287 Chapel Street New Haven, CT 06511. To leave a message of comfort for the Streater family, please visit www.hkhfuneralservices.com.

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